About

gab prof 4 bwGabor is a Berlin based guitarist and composer working on a wide spectrum in composed and improvised music. He produces or plays live his music on guitar employing computer and live electronics. He mostly works with contemporary music projects and makes music for dance and multimedia performances, installations, and improvisation workshops.

Following childhood classical music studies he established guitar as his main instrument and graduated from the jazz department of Franz Liszt Academy Budapest in 2008. He obtained his master’s degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2010, after which he extended his studies about improvisation and composition techniques of South-Indian classical music. Besides his activities in jazz he often performed in pieces by contemporary composers.

Since 2012 he has been evolving his electro-acoustic sound and got involved in interdisciplinary, dance and experimental projects first in Amsterdam, later in Berlin where he currently lives.

Prizes, residencies

Collegium Hungaricum – ‘Orthogonal Gardens’ Residency | Germany 2018
residency and multimedia performance with installation, live film, and live music
Collegium Hungaricum – CHB Orchestra ‘Kodály’ Residency | Germany 2017
residency and live concert album recording in Conduction Series
Collegium Hungaricum – Compositions Residency | Germany 2017
residency and live concert album recording in Conduction Series
Collegium Hungaricum – ‘Rituals’ Residency | Germany 2016
residency and concert in Spi.res. Series
2 Turven Hoog – Residency | Netherlands 2014
co-production of dance performance Doos
Dansmakers Amsterdam – Residency | Netherlands 2014
co-production of dance performance Doos
Company Blu – Teatro della Limonaia – Residency | Italy 2014
co-production of sound-movement installation piece On being ill
Valdapozzo – Residency | Italy 2014
co-production of sound-movement installation piece On being ill
T.R.A.S.H. Performance Group – Residency | Netherlands 2012
production of dance performance Sola
Lakatos Ablakos Dezso Jazz Performer Scholarship | Hungary 2009
full year scholarship
International Kodolanyi Jazz Competition | Hungary 2008
special prize for best original music
2nd prize with Aved-Csongradi Quartet
Jazz Competition of Aranytiz Cultural Center | Hungary 2005
1st prize with Soulwhat

Festival appearances

  • Festival de Dansa Breu – Vila-Real | Spain 2019
  • Festival 10 Sentidos – Valencia | Spain 2019
  • Rituals Music & Performance Arts Festival CHB Berlin | Germany 2016
  • Debrecen Wine & Jazz Days | Hungary 2016
  • Nederlands Theater Festival | Netherlands 2015
  • Possible Memories Festival Berlin | Germany 2015
  • Valley of Arts | Hungary 2015, 2010
  • Müpa Jazz Showcase Budapest | Hungary 2015, 2010
  • 2 Turven Hoog Festival | Netherlands 2014
  • Kalaka Festival | Hungary 2014
  • Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival | Hungary 2013
  • Yo! Opera Festival | Netherlands 2011
  • Kulturfurdo Budapest | Hungary 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • Jazzforum Budapest | Hungary 2010
  • Uitmarkt Festival Amsterdam | Netherlands 2009
  • Ördögkatlan Festival | Hungary 2009
  • MOL Jazz Festival Budapest | Hungary 2009, 2008
  • Jazztergom | Hungary 2008
  • European Jazz-bridge | Hungary 2008
  • Lamantin Jazz Festival | Hungary 2007
  • Balatonfured Jazz Festival | Hungary 2007, 2006, 2005
  • Zemplen Jazz Festival | Hungary 2006
  • Sziget Festival Budapest | Hungary 2006
  • Wagga Wagga Jazz Festival | Australia 2005
  • Noosa Jazz Festival | Australia 2005